Construction Inspector Trainee

We create the connections that get people and goods moving-whether by car, bus, train, plane, or their own two feet. Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall transportation experience. Join our team and help us keep communities connected.

Your Opportunity

Immediate openings for qualified professionals to support existing clients and participate on challenging construction projects in the Virginia areas of Richmond, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, and Fredericksburg.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Understands the general nature of construction and contracting
  • Can communicate effectively
  • Has computer skills and is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Application, Email, and Internet.
  • Ability to work at heights, and within confined spaces with the required training for these activities.
  • Either possess or be able to obtain the following certifications:
  • VDOT Soils and Aggregate Field
  • VDOT Asphalt Field Levels I and II
  • VDOT Slurry Seal
  • VDOT Surface Treatment
  • Nuclear Density Safety
  • 10 hour Safety (OSHA)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Technician Grade 1
  • VDOT Hydraulic Cement Concrete Field
  • VA DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Level
  • VA DEQ Storm Water Management Inspector Level
  • VDOT Pavement Marking
  • VDOT Guard Rail Installation (GRIT)
  • VDOT Flagger Certification
  • VDOT Work Zone Traffic Control - Intermediate Level

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Inspects excavations, drainage structures, road surfaces, and structures to compare the work performed to plans and specifications, conferring frequently with higher level inspectors or engineering personnel to clarify or interpret details.
  • Monitor the work of contractors to ensure quality control and contractor compliance for roadway, structure and bridge construction projects of varying complexity.
  • Inspect and monitor assigned field work activities on a project to ensure conformance to plans, specifications, and other contract documents.
  • Coordinate work and inspections with contractor's representative, client personnel, and other stakeholders.
  • Checks elevation against reference points using levels or other survey equipment. Prepares routine reports and records involving the application of basic geometric and trigonometric principles. Learns the use of level and survey instruments.
  • Advises contractor of non-conforming work or other violations of the contract requirements. Works with the contractor to identify and implement appropriate corrective action.
  • Ensures that highways work zones and traffic control setups conform to contract requirements.
  • Prepares a daily inspector report, which includes the details of the contractor's work activities and list locations of work, materials, equipment, and labor forces used.
  • Becomes familiar with plans, specifications, standards, and related material when not occupied with regular assignments and whenever so directed by higher level inspectors or supervisory personnel.
  • Advises contractors, supervisory personnel of necessary actions to conform to the plans and specification.
  • Assist in preparing project records and forming reports.
  • Ensures self, project staff, and contractor staff operates in a safe and effective manner and is also aware of environmental regulations and provides customer service to the traveling public, adjacent property owners, and other project stakeholders.
  • Requires light work and the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects
  • Requires climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, and repetitive motions.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • Inspector Trainee will be subjected to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.
  • Requires the possession of an appropriate and valid driver's license.

Education and Experience

High school graduate with proven written, oral, and math skills (algebra and geometry), able to interpret and apply written specifications

Position will primarily work in an office setting; may require some field work.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Construction Inspection

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001Y4


Back to top